Sec, of State Hillary Clinton
Sec. of Defense Bob Gates
Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN)
Gregory: the Libyan rebels are advancing!
Engel: the allied air strikes paved the way for the rebels by destroying Qaddafi’s tanks
Gregory: what will become of our former
Engel: I foresee a reality show followed by
Dancing With the Stars
[ break ]
Gregory: Obama said it would be days not weeks and yet were are now in the second week - why is
Obama such a failed President?
Gates: we won dude
Gregory: I hear you saying Qaddafi is routing the
rebels and Obama has failed
Clinton: no we prevented a humanitarian disaster
Gregory: will America give weapons to the rebels?
Gregory: well are we on their side or not?
Gates: the President is rooting for UConn but he’s
not sending them guns either
Clinton: it’s been 8 days and the Arab League and the African Union and the NFL are all pressuring Qaddafi to get out
Gregory: oh my
Clinton: we’re sending a message to his supporters - get out now or end up in the Hague
Gregory: so Obama hates him but won’t take him out because Obama is a wimp
Gates: his kung-fu is mighty
Gregory: Boehner supports the mission but
Clinton: the Senate called for a No-Fly Zone -
hell they demanded it
Clinton: then the Security Council and Arab League asked for action - and watch al-jazeera -
people love this!
Gregory: I don’t watch other channels
Clinton: what if Qaddafi had massacred people and destabilized Egypt - can you imagine what the GOP would have said then?
Gregory: they would have called him timid
and a wimp
Clinton: they did that even after he attacked
Gregory: no that was me
Gregory: are we stretched too thin?
Gates: no most of those troops were guarding Berlin
Gates: we’re already pulling back from the
quagmire in Libya
Gregory: what if things devolve into utter chaos - won’t you admit Obama is a bad President then?
Gates: I heard you have Obama-derangement Fluffy
Gregory: will you take out Assad in Syria?
Clinton: we would love for it to happen in
a peaceful way
Gregory: why aren’t you giving the dictator of
Saudi Arabia more love and aren’t you hypocrites for giving him love?
Gates: hey they just bought a lot of weapons from America - if that isn’t friendship I don’t know what is
Gregory: there are scary muslims in Egypt!
Clinton: it’s hard to be part of a movement for hope and change and then actually take power
Clinton: their future is up to the Egyptians
Gregory: is Libya in the U.S. vital interest?
Gregory: OMG a lot of people by which I mean me would be shocked by that
Clinton: hey America was attacked on 9/11 but other countries joined with us - so no we weren’t attacked by Libya but it was in the vital interest of France and that’s good enough for Obama
Gregory: Geraldine Ferraro died
Clinton: she had grace and grit
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Gregory: are we bogged down in a failed military action in Libya?
Lugar: what is the endgame? What is success?
Gregory: good questions
Lugar: those so-called rebels started a civil war - bucha traitors!!
Gregory: you go dick
Lugar: I’m appalled that we started a no-fly zone also that we might pull back from the no-fly zone
Gregory: so you’re saying Obama is a bad President
Lugar: Am I? I’m not sure
Gregory: Obama must be forthright -
don’t you agree??
Lugar: Obama told me he was saving thousands of lives and was then pulling back
Gregory: omg Obama is so bad!
Lugar: I’m confused
Gregory: see what I mean!
Lugar: America’s interest is not at stake and I was told there would be pudding
Gregory: isn’t this all too expensive?
Lugar: exactly the deficit is too high to have an 8 day no-fly zone in Libya - it could cost a billion dollars
Gregory: [ pinky raised ] a billion!
Lugar: They’re hoping Qaddafi will voluntarily leave and it would be just like Obama to get lucky like that which would be terrible
[ break ]
Gregory: Questions and criticism for Obama!
Koppel: why not alleviate suffering in Congo, Sudan, the Ivory Coast or Louisiana?
Guthrie: you have to put this in the context in the Arab Spring but Obama is not using apocalyptic rhetoric which is very confusing to people
Gregory: what if the rebels win? this is terrible!
Ricks: so you say Fluffy
Gregory: the Obama Doctrine is other nations have to enforce the Obama Doctrine
Woodward: but this isn’t a video game
Woodward: this is war which means America must kill a lot of people
Gregory: I hear you Bob
Woodward: the region would be fine except for all the damm people
Gregory: we are entering a dark territory
Koppel: the rebels are all probably with al-qaeda
Ricks: Fluffy and Ted are clearly bringing their rational paranoia to this action
Ricks: we are bombing an Arab nation and
the people there are cheering it which is kind of incredible
Gurthie: it’s a paradox because Obama carefully thought through his policy and then competently implemented it
Gregory: but we are an indispensable nation!
Guthrie: Obama is sending mixed messages because America is supposed to rush in and kick ass without planning or thinking it through
Koppel: Obama is probably responsible for a future terrorist attack on America
Gregory: is Obama getting the big ideas right?
Woodward: Obama needs to kill some foreigners
to be reelected
Woodward: this is Obama’s 9/11
Gregory: how so?
Woodward: it involves scary arabs muslims
Gregory: what is the GOP position?
Koppel: they are waiting to see what happens before deciding how Obama is a failure
Gregory: Obama is a failure because the
middle east is out of control
Guthrie: the last few months have been crazy
Ricks: the military fears a quagmire but this gunboat diplomacy is very American
Gregory: but what if Obama totally fails?
Woodward: such a good point Fluffy
Woodward: A limited war is like Mitt Romney -
it makes no sense, is inherently contradictory, and it’s hard to find the ‘off switch’
Koppel: Libya is like Somalia therefore it will be a failure and lead to the deaths of 800,000 people
and terror attacks on America
Kucinich: we need peace because we
can’t afford war
Guthrie: the Obama administration is scared of a Kucinich challenge
Guthrie: ha no I’m kidding
Ricks: Team Obama will not give in to mission creep
Woodward: our oil comes a muslim arab dictator
I hope Reince Preibus will have some answers -
and that’s Meet The Press